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adjective sound pronunciation in American English /saʊnd/
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  1. 1
    involving the use of good judgment, and therefore likely to be effective
    Administrators should make sure the programs are legally sound.
    a sound decision
    1. a.
      reliable and sensible
      a sound business/company
      Firms wishing to take part in the program must be able to show that they are financially sound.
  2. 2
    a sound understanding of basic teaching skills
  3. 3
    a sound heart
    be of sound body/mind: The jury found that Holman was of sound mind when he committed the murder.
  4. 4
    safe, or in good condition
    a sound building
    Investigators found the airplane to be structurally sound.

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a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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